Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Census Numbers Reveal Americans Are Steadily Migrating West And South – And Away From High Tax Blue States

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released their annual report on how the U.S. population is shifting, and there are some very clear patterns in the data.  If you look at this Census Bureau map, you will see lots of purple (areas where the population is growing) in the west and the south, and you will see lots of orange (areas where the population is declining) in the north and the east.  Of course this is a continuation of a pattern that we have been seeing for decades.  Given the ability to choose, many Americans would rather live in areas of the country that are warm and sunny, and that makes a lot of sense.  But that is not the only pattern that we see in the data.

Red Pill Realities

by Gary Christianson, Miles Franklin:

We can face reality by swallowing the “red pill” (from the movie “The Matrix). This choice is uncomfortable because it opposes the propaganda from mainstream media, government statisticians, and Wall Street cheerleaders.

The “red pill” road is difficult and sometimes lonely. Gold is a “red pill” choice.

The “blue pill” path is easier and reassuring. Other “blue pill” advocates will applaud your choices. The herd approves this delusional path. Think debt-based fiat currencies.

The “blue pill” is best swallowed with a healthy slug of whisky, anti-depressant drugs, a few hits from now-legal “weed,” and platitudes from the evening news.

NIGEL FARAGE’S BREXIT PARTY NOW IN THE LEAD IN VOTER SUPPORT FOR THE NEW EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:


GOLD UP $1.75 TO $1275.90//SILVER UP 4 CENTS TO $15.03//DURING WEEKEND, IN CHINA LARGE PRIVATE MINSHENG DEFAULTED// SETTING UP MAJOR CROSS DEFAULTS/TURKISH LIRA FALTERS AS FORMER PRIME MINISTER ANGRY WITH ERDOGAN’S POLICIES//USA TO NOT ALLOW ANY MORE EXEMPTIONS PER COUNTRIES PURCHASING IRANIAN OIL//IRAN COUNTERS THAT IT WILL CLOSE THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ//PLETHORA OF SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

Facebook hires ‘co-writer’ of the pro-surveillance Patriot Act amid growing concerns over privacy

from RT:

As Facebook is facing more pressure over its handling of user data, the embattled social media giant has hired Jennifer Newstead, widely regarded as a co-author of the Patriot Act, to deal with its legal woes.

Facebook announced on Monday that Newstead would be replacing Colin Stretch as the company’s general counsel. COO Sheryl Sandberg touted Newstead as a “seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience” would help the company “fulfill its mission.” While Newstead might boast vast experience in the legal field, having worked in both private and public sectors, her government record is not without controversy.

Britain Has Gone to the Dogs. Assange, Brexit and Call-Centre Journalism from BBC All Symptoms of a Failed State

by Martin Jay, Strategic Culture:

When Lord Lucan disappeared after the murder of his Nanny in his London flat in 1974, there were reports soon after of his sighting in Australia. Reports of a man fitting his description, with a posh English accent and an upper class moustache were in fact wrongly attributed to a British plumber from Essex on holiday. The joke at the time was “well, for the Australians, a plumber from Essex might as well be an aristocrat to them”.

As China’s Belt and Road forum kicks off this week, Arab nation attendance provides a strong confirmation to end of Petrodollar

by Kenneth Schortgen, Shotgun Economics:

With China’s Belt and Road confab set to kick off this coming week in Beijing, an astounding number of Middle Eastern nations are expected to attend.

And with representatives from 17 Arab countries confirmed to be participating in the new Silk Road project, it all but validates that the long-standing Petrodollar system is at an end.

Negative Interest Rates are Coming

by Tom Lewis, Gold Telegraph:

On the surface, the concept of low interest-rates sounds good. However, according to billionaire investor Ray Dalio, “If inflation-adjusted interest rates decline in a given country, its currency is likely to decline.” It’s what lies beneath the surface that makes low and negative interest rates troubling.

Negative interest rates were embraced following the 2008 financial crisis in an effort to boost global economies. The purpose was to make borrowing easier. When interest rates are low, businesses and individuals are more likely to borrow. Unfortunately, the resulting sub-zero interest rates were the exact opposite than those intended.